Hu Tao Ren - Walnut Nut

TCM Materia Medica

Hu Tao Ren TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "hu tao ren" which in english is "walnut nut", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney, large intestine and lung channels and exhibits sweet (gan) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 9-30g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Tonify Kidneys - weak back and knees with coldness, frequent urination.
  • Warms lung, help kidney grasp lung qi - chronic cough, wheezing.
  • Moisten intestines - constipation in elderly patients.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, hu tao ren is generally included in the following 1 formula:

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    As noted above, hu tao ren is within the herbs that tonify yang functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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